• Press Release

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Cooper Union Announce Student Exchange and Collaborative Research Program

Agreement will enrich academic experience

  • New York, NY
  • (October 24, 2018)

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art today announced an academic agreement that includes collaboration on research and academic programs, effective immediately.

Through this agreement, matriculated ISMMS doctoral students and Cooper Union students will each be able to take courses at the other institution, with the first registration opportunity in November 2018 for courses in 2019. Students will require approvals by course directors and other relevant officials at the home and host institution, and will be required to meet all of the host institution’s academic and institutional standards. 

“This collaboration holds great promise for enriching the academic experiences of our students and those at Cooper Union,” said Marta Filizola, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Sharon and Frederick Klingenstein/Nathan Kase, M.D. Professor of Pharmacological Sciences at ISMMS. “Both institutions are committed to a culture of innovation in research and education, and we are excited to offer this unique experience for students.”

“This exchange is great for our students and it's great for New York City,” said Richard Stock, Dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. Referring to Cooper-Union’s commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math, known as STEM, Stock continued.

“By opening up specialized biomedical labs and courses to our engineering students, while offering our world-class engineering resources to ISMMS, we continue to bolster this city as a major location for STEM research.”

Through this collaboration, students at ISMMS and Cooper Union will also be eligible to participate in joint research at each institution. The range of research areas will include: bioengineering, biomedical engineering, proteomics, biomechanics, microbiome, and biomedical computational projects.  ISMMS and Cooper Union faculty will jointly advise on collaborative research projects, with the home institution advisor retaining primary supervisory and grading responsibility for the student. Cooper Union faculty will conduct annual workshops on engineering concepts, while ISMMS faculty will present on biomedical concepts.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and is top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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